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January 23, 2018

Dominion Close To Winning Opportunity to Bid

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Energy | Environment | Waterford | Energy Sector

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
HARTFORD, CT — Although they’re still waiting for the financial information requested from Dominion Energy last August, two state agencies have completed a draft report concluding that the Millstone Nuclear Plant should be able to bid on energy contracts.

According to the draft report from the two agencies
— the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) — Dominion Energy would be able to bid into the electricity market, which is designed to favor the least costly energy technology. That means nuclear would be competing with renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which are also zero carbon emission technologies, but with much higher price tags.

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December 18, 2017

Millstone Owner Argues Costs Are Driven Up By Being In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Dec 18, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Waterford

U.S. Department of Energy photo HARTFORD, CT — A preliminary report that concludes that the Millstone nuclear power station can operate at a profit until 2035 doesn’t represent the additional cost of doing business in Connecticut, an official with the plant’s corporate owner said.

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July 10, 2017

Battle Over Millstone Nuclear Plant Rages On

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Corporate Watch | Energy | Environment | State Budget | Waterford

Courtesy of the NRCC HARTFORD, CT — With no state budget in place, various groups who saw their bills die during the regular session are looking to resurrect their legislation through budget implementation language.

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June 27, 2017

Fight Over Millstone Continues

by Christine Stuart | Jun 27, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Waterford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They might have lost the battle to get their bill passed before the end of the regular legislative session, but Dominion Energy continues to press forward with its attempt to win support for an opportunity to bid on energy contracts.

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June 7, 2017

Senate Sends Millstone Bill To House In Final Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2017 12:29pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Waterford

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The House still needed some time Wednesday to decide whether they will move forward with legislation that allows the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to survey the energy market.

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January 19, 2017

Committee Forwards Kane’s Nomination To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2017 5:23pm
Posted to: Town News | Waterbury | Waterford | Jobs | Local Politics | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart photo Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.

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April 30, 2016

House Gets Chance To Debate Fate of Nuclear Power Plant

by Christine Stuart | Apr 30, 2016 2:45pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Waterford

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Flickr A bill designed as a “safety net” for the nuclear energy industry sailed through the state Senate late Friday — just five minutes after it was posted online and a month after the industry signaled that it was struggling.

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March 25, 2016

Lawmakers Ponder Future of Millstone

by Christine Stuart | Mar 25, 2016 12:49pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Jobs | Waterford

Christine Stuart photo What would happen if Millstone, the nuclear power plant run by Dominion, were to shut down?

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January 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Special Case of Senator Maynard

by Terry Cowgill | Jan 29, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | Waterford

Christine Stuart file photo
When I first became politically aware as a teenager, I recall being struck by what a different standard we apply to elected and appointed officials. Appointed officials serve at the pleasure of those who appointed them, while elected officials are accountable mostly to the voters who put them into office.

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January 14, 2015

Ritter Nominated To Head Aging Department

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2015 4:45pm
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | State Capitol | Waterford

Christine Stuart photo Former state Rep. Elizabeth Ritter of Waterford was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to serve as commissioner of the Aging Department.

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